Long-term thinking has never been a big strength of Democrats. Their latest move is no exception.
The Democrats have delayed Trump’s appointees confirmation hearings, trying to deny him the power of Presidential appointment. (via The Hill)
Confirmation hearings are the rubber stamps on appointments. Some were scheduled for next week, like that of Jeff Sessions, appointee for Attorney General.
Instead of moving forward, to get on with the business of governing the country, the Democrats have declared that the appointees did not have a proper ethics screenings. This is just their excuse to slow down, or outright stop, Trump’s appointments.
It’s a childish play, really, designed to make him give in, for fear that he may enter office without people approved for key positions.
Really, its the Democrats who should be worried the government might be forced to run without such key individuals as the Attorney General. Trump is entirely ready to get to work, the blame for delays falls completely on the Democrat’s shoulders.
Other confirmation hearings that have been delayed include those for Rex Tillerson, appointee for Secretary of State, and Betsy DeVos, appointee for Education Secretary.
Adrienne Watson, Democratic National Committee (DNC) spokeswoman, said, “It is unprecedented and deeply worrisome to hold confirmation hearings on President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees before basic ethics reviews are completed.”
Walter Shaub Jr., the Director of the Office of Government Ethics, let slip the real reason Democrats are so against holding these hearings, “This schedule has created undue pressure on OGE’s staff and agency ethics officials to rush through these important reviews.” So, Trump is getting to work too quickly for your stumbling bureaucracy to keep up?
Oh, move out of the way already! We get it, Democrats, you don’t like Trump’s appointees. However, its your own fault Trump doesn’t need a super majority to approve his people and its your own fault you aren’t ready to get to work in a timely manner.
It doesn’t look like Trump will be getting that long-promised smooth transition of power. I don’t think he’ll let some petty Democrat squabbling stop him, though!
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